Waiting

in the waiting

“All eyes have turned toward You, waiting in expectation; when they are hungry, You feed them right on time.”  Psalm 145:15 Often life feels like we are looking through the window pane . . . waiting, waiting.  It may seem interminable, futile, sometimes punishing.  But it’s in the waiting that we learn what we’re truly made of, and … Read More


Got Superpowers?

wonder woman

I’ve been ruminating on the concept of  superpowers for a while now.  I’m not talking about nation states considered to be the mightiest of them all, but the human traits that can produce miraculous changes in people’s lives. This week (it had to be the week when I planned to write on superpowers!!) some bloggers … Read More


Peace

MLK on peace

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize, given annually to “the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses”. He was, indeed, an earthly prince of … Read More


How will we receive them?

little girl hugs

The floor above mine at work was the land of big personalities and even bigger egos, a sound stage on which a melange of languages and nationalities coexisted warily.  And when one “less than favorite” coworker transitioned out of the department, there was much buzz. There was even more buzz when she came back after … Read More


The lifter of my head

lifter of my head

In those seasons (which we all experience at some time or another) when you don’t feel able to lift a finger, much more put one foot in front of the other, it’s good to remember that Jesus is the lifter of your head. He carries us along when we have no strength left.  Hallelujah! Have … Read More


Why “hidden work” matters

hidden woman

I’ve never liked the limelight.  I’ve always considered myself a behind-the-scenes person whose “hidden work” benefited those who stood out front and received the adulation. Well, I can always depend on God to challenge my self-perception and teach me some life lessons in the process. I’ve been noticing that He keeps placing me among people … Read More


Today the special is: Humble Pie

I can’t honestly say I enjoy being humbled by God, but once the pouting is over, I recognize that something good will result from Him putting me firmly in my place.     Photo credit:  Irene Sneddon Photography And no, He did not give me a public smackdown (so grateful for grace!), but He got my attention … Read More